Meteorologist Amelia Segal will join NBC4’s Storm Team4, effective March 11, the station announced Wednesday.
Segal, a native of Frederick County, Md., is now a meteorologist at WIVB/WNLO in Buffalo, where she covered three tornadoes and a microburst - in one afternoon.
“Amelia has a true passion for weather and the background to complement our team,” said Chief Meteorologist Doug Kammerer. “Adding another meteorologist – especially one from our region – will help make our coverage even better. We are excited for Amelia to join our team.”
Below is the announcement from NBC4.
WASHINGTON, DC – February 27, 2013 – Meteorologist Amelia Segal will join WRC/NBC4’s Storm Team 4 effective March 11.
"Amelia has a true passion for weather and the background to complement our team," said Chief Meteorologist Doug Kammerer. "Adding another meteorologist – especially one from our region – will help make our coverage even better. We are excited for Amelia to join our team."
A native of Frederick County, MD, Segal attended Middletown High School before earning a degree in meteorology from Penn State University. She spent time forecasting for C-NET in State College and WJET/WFXP in Erie, PA before becoming a meteorologist at WIVB/WNLO in Buffalo. During her time in Erie, the region recorded its second snowiest season on record there with 145.8" of snow. In Buffalo, she covered three tornadoes and a microburst in just one afternoon.
Segal joins Kammerer, Tom Kierein, Veronica Johnson and Chuck Bell as Storm Team 4 meteorologists.
"It has been my dream since I started studying meteorology to work in DC," Segal said. "I am thrilled to join the number one news and weather team in my hometown and also be closer to my family and lifelong friends."
Aside from an additional meteorologist, NBC4 continues to make significant investments in weather resources and technology.
• Through a more expansive network of cameras installed throughout Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia, Storm Team 4 meteorologists can show viewers real-time conditions in multiple locations including Union Station, National Harbor and the Woodrow Wilson Bridge.
• The new Storm 4 Weather deck, located in the front yard of the NBC4 Studios, provides meteorologists with a venue to provide weather forecasts from outdoors.
• And a new weather app, created in partnership with WSI, along with a strong social media presence on NBCWashington.com, Facebook and Twitter are serving viewers on multiple platforms.
• New technology in StormCenter 4 provides our meteorologists with the very latest technology at their fingertips when tracking storms on air.